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What is the corpus callosotomy surgery for epilepsy?

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This operation is sometimes called a split-brain surgery. Your surgeon cuts the corpus callosum, a band of nerve fibers connecting the two halves of your brain. This stops communication between the two hemispheres and prevents the spread of seizures from one side of your brain to the other. It works best for people with extreme forms of uncontrollable epilepsy and who have intense seizures that can lead to violent falls and serious injury.

From: What Is Epilepsy Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic. 

Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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